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  • 72 percent say media ‘dividing Americans,’ spreading ‘hate’

    11/13/2018 8:21:56 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 13, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly three-quarters of the country believes that the media is “dividing Americans” along political, racial, and gender lines, a stunning condemnation of the press, according to a new national survey. What’s more, the Zogby Analytics poll provided to Secrets said that the media bias is sparking hate and misunderstanding. And while Americans also blame President Trump for dividing voters, the survey analysis said the media is worse. Those surveyed, said Zogby Analytics, “felt the mainstream media spreads hate and misunderstanding, also felt that President Trump is responsible for the spread of hate and misunderstanding, but more voters overall, and in...
  • Democrats have intentionally divided the country and stoked fear among the public (tr)

    10/31/2018 3:29:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 31, 2018 | Jack Hellner
    The media and other Democrats are saying that Trump and Republicans have divided the country and encourage hate. They also say Trump and Republicans are using fear to encourage their base to vote. It is clear the media is mixed up because the country has been divided long before Trump and the Democrats have always injected fear into elections. They must have amnesia. [snip] Democrats ran ads showing Paul Ryan pushing Grandma off a cliff for daring to oppose Obamacare. Democrats ran an ad showing a truck dragging black men by chains because Bush dared be for the death penalty...
  • Is This Worse Than '68?

    10/30/2018 5:03:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2018 | Pat Puchanan
    Saturday, in Pittsburgh, a Sabbath celebration at the Tree of Life synagogue became the site of the largest mass murder of Jews in U.S. history. Eleven worshippers were killed by a racist gunman. Friday, we learned the identity of the crazed criminal who mailed pipe bombs to a dozen leaders of the Democratic Party, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. From restaurants to Capitol corridors, this campaign season we have seen ugly face-offs between leftist radicals and Republican senators. Are we more divided than we have ever been? Are our politics more poisoned? Are we living in what...
  • Fight between police and Coptic monks outside Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    10/28/2018 5:19:49 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 32 replies
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | October 24, 2018 | JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    An incident between police and Coptic clerics that occurred outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has drawn accusations of police violence against the monks, after officers tried to break up the group of protesters who would not let Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) maintenance workers into the church... Police said they initially spoke with protesters and warned them that if they did not leave the area and allow the workers to enter, they would have to be evacuated. According to police, the protesters ignored these warnings, leading one who refused to move to be arrested... Anba Angaelos, the Coptic Orthodox...
  • Feinstein calls 'lock her up' chants a 'technique of division'

    10/10/2018 10:39:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 10, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she was “surprised” that President Trump singled her out during a rally in Iowa but called it part of his “technique of division.” “It’s part of a technique of division rather than uniting people in this great country,” Feinstein said on Wednesday asked about the “lock her up” chants. She added that she was “surprised” that Trump “singled me out for a personal letter I received. This wasn’t anything that was covert or classified.” Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, has come under fire by Republicans for her handling of the letter from...
  • Will The GOP Base Really Stay Home If Kavanaugh Isn’t Confirmed?

    09/27/2018 1:42:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | September 26, 2018
    Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, managing editor): As far as we know, Republicans are pushing ahead with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court — for the moment, anyway — amid accusations of sexual assault and misconduct from at least two women. Nate made a semi-compelling argument that that’s a bad move politically. The counter-argument was succinctly expressed by Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Matthew Continetti in an interview with Politico: “A defeated Kavanaugh nomination would not only demoralize the conservative base, it could seriously jeopardize Trump’s relationship with the...
  • After Burning the Democrat Party to the Ground, Barack Obama is Lecturing America Again

    09/08/2018 2:18:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Former President Barack Obama came out of retirement Friday afternoon to slam President Trump,  take credit for the Trump economy, berate Republicans, lecture the country on civility and more. .@BarackObama: “[Donald Trump] is just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years.” pic.twitter.com/6NxqP9dfcH— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 7, 2018 .@BarackObama: “Over the past few decades, the politics of division and resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican Party.” pic.twitter.com/EwJJ8zQtyH— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 7, 2018 .@BarackObama: “When you hear about how great the economy is doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery...
  • Urban vs Rural: Where the real divide in American politics lies

    08/14/2018 8:26:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2018 | Taylor Lewis
    During President Trump’s presidential campaign and its aftermath, it became commonplace to cite Yeats’s “Second Coming” when describing the ongoing splintering of the country. The poem’s most famous lines were recalled so often they became a perfunctory cliché. I think, at times, I was also guilty of the aesthetic crime. “The falcon cannot hear the falconer;/Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;”–you know the verses by heart by now. By embracing provincial-appealing “forgotten man” rhetoric, Trump loosed “mere anarchy” upon the world, widening our already large gulf between America’s two geographically disparate groups: city-dwellers and rural residents. Social observers are...
  • No, LeBron, the Left Uses Sports to Divide the Country

    08/10/2018 7:40:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/10/2018 | John dempsey
    The leftist media is no stranger in attacking President Trump. Often, they will find a big name to interview hoping that the interviewee will verbally attack the president the left hates so much. Usually, the person talking obliges. The media will run the interview for a day or so to create a story. Last weekend, Don Lemon interviewed basketball star LeBron James about the opening of the I Promise School he started for at-risk and underprivileged children in Akron, Ohio. During the interview, Lemon naturally moved the questioning towards the president. It is no secret that James doesn’t like the...
  • The ultimate cause of the division in the nation

    07/19/2018 8:00:02 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 32 replies
    The News and a Friend | 19 July 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Here is the base reason a lot of the political conflict is being stirred in our nation right now. When the Democrats had a lock on power and were able to get a lot of their people into Congress and the Federal Agencies, they had everything their way. Those Democrats along with wealthy "friends" who are running various businesses want things to stay the way they are. The all become immensely wealthy, scratch each other's backs and stay on top. If and when the people begin to realize the real game that is being played doesn't involve the people winning...
  • It's Time For The United States to Divorce Before Things Get Dangerous

    06/26/2018 5:52:30 AM PDT · by all the best · 69 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 10, 2018 | Jesse Kelly
    The GOP has many problems, but the Democratic Party has turned into something completely un-American. The United States was founded on two things: Judeo-Christian values and a limited federal government. The entire platform of modern Democrats stands completely opposite both of those. This is the party that booed the very mention of the word “God” at their 2016 convention. This is the party whose candidates openly “joke” about killing anyone who won’t turn in his weapons. Their senators joke on national TV about killing the U.S. president, and the host responds by clapping like a seal. The 1960s counter-culture liberal...
  • Nunes, Gowdy accuse DOJ of launching anonymous attacks on congressional investigator

    05/14/2018 4:00:54 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 May 2018 | Catherine Herridge
    Two senior House Republicans are accusing the Justice Department of being behind “anonymous attacks” in the press targeting a House Intelligence Committee GOP staffer who helped author the committee’s well-publicized memo alleging surveillance abuse by the FBI and DOJ during the 2016 election. The same House staffer is also a driving force behind the latest Russia records standoff. "I would have a lot more respect for DOJ or House committee Democrats if they would take out their frustrations on members of Congress, and leave staffers alone,” South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told...
  • School-walkout unity also lays bare division among students

    03/17/2018 4:48:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags, she said. The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriend's stepbrother. To avoid making a difficult situation worse, Kylee's boyfriend stayed in class during the rally at Hillcrest High School in Idaho Falls, which was part of Wednesday's national school walkout. "I'm dating his stepbrother, which is really incredibly awkward and it's very tense because he was being so hostile about losing respect for me because I was walking out," said Kylee,...
  • (IS DACA) Donald Trump’s “Read My Lips” Moment? (YES)

    01/10/2018 11:53:22 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 154 replies
    The Democrats well remember their success in baiting George H. Bush into alienating his base by persuading him to renege on his campaign pledge: “Read my lips … no new taxes!” Well the new taxes came, the already suspicious base could no longer rationalize to themselves that Bush would continue the Reagan legacy, and Bush was a single-term President. His successor being none other than Bill Clinton. If granting amnesty to illegal aliens — who are trespassers in this land — does not equate to a “read my lips” level betrayal, it’s hard to imagine what would be. The White...
  • Top Spook Looks Back to 2016

    12/16/2017 9:39:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Debra J. Saunders
    Michael Morell, former acting head of the CIA, became a political animal in August 2016 when he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. This month, he came to grips with the consequences of that decision -- that it might have played into President Donald Trump's distrust of the intelligence community. It is possible, he told the Review Journal, "I played a role in that." Back to last year. In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Morell not only endorsed Clinton, he also warned that, to the eyes of an intelligence analyst, candidate Trump could be considered "an unwitting agent...
  • States ranked by claims for state and local tax deductions

    11/20/2017 4:42:05 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 323 replies
    AP and ABC News ^ | 18 Nov 17 | AP Staff
    The percentage of federal individual income tax filers claiming a deduction for state and local taxes paid in 2015, ranked by state: 1. Maryland: 45.7 percent 2. Connecticut: 41.3 percent 3. New Jersey: 41.2 percent 4. Virginia: 37.3 percent 5. Massachusetts: 36.9 percent 6. Oregon: 36.0 percent 7. Utah: 35.3 percent 8. Minnesota: 34.7 percent 9. New York: 34.5 percent 10. California: 34.4 percent 11. Georgia: 32.8 percent 12. Rhode Island: 32.8 percent 13. Colorado: 32.5 percent 14. Delaware: 31.6 percent 15. Illinois: 31.3 percent 16. Wisconsin: 31.0 percent 17. New Hampshire: 30.9 percent 18. Washington: 29.9 percent 19. Iowa:...
  • House GOP Tax Plan Revealed, And Division Already Emerges

    11/02/2017 1:09:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    The long-awaited Ways and Means version of the Republican tax-reform bill has finally emerged from its back-room efforts to stave off any defections in the House and Senate. House GOP leadership launched the bill with a cheery press conference, with members clearly relieved at having a bill to move forward. It includes parts of several trial balloons, and excludes one in particular that backfired badly enough to earn a rebuke from Donald Trump.CNBC breaks down the changes: As part of that reform package, the GOP aims to permanently lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent.The House bill would...
  • Lebron James' Attack On Trump (Calls him a divider, but what did Obama do that he so admired?)

    10/02/2017 9:38:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    John Perazzo ^ | 10/02/2017
    Lebron James was downright giddy over the demonstrations that swept across the NFL last Sunday, when scores of players “took a knee” to protest the racial injustice that allegedly pervades the nation which they very clearly hold in low regard. “I salute the NFL, the players, the coaches, the owners and the fans … it was unbelievable,” the $400 million hoopster said about a majority-black league whose players earn, on average, $1.9 million per sixteen-week season — more than the average full-time American worker earns in an entire lifetime. “There was solidarity,” he raved. “There was no divide, no...
  • Transportation Funding: Why It’s Still Toll Roads Versus Public Transit

    09/21/2017 11:08:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    EfficientGov ^ | September 20, 2017 | Andrea Fox
    Is fighting sprawl still a goal for those who decide the fate of transportation funding at the federal, state and local levels?Transportation planning is deeply connected to economic development, but there in any agreement about transportation funding among government leaders often ends.Parag Khanna, a senior public policy analyst in Singapore and author of “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” summarized the political divide over transportation planning like this: “America is increasingly divided not between red states and blue states, but between connected hubs and disconnected backwaters.”But division that stymies transportation planning goes further. Government leaders have always been divided...
  • BLM Co-Founder: No, We Wouldn’t Meet With Trump; He’s The Epitome of Evil

    08/26/2017 8:35:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/25/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Every time the nation appear divided, there’s always someone from Washington, whether it be a president, a senator, or a member of Congress that calls for bridging divides. We saw that with the assassination attempts on Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) in 2011 and 2017 respectively, though everyone returned to their partisan corners within days or weeks. It’s the nature of politics these days. When it comes to Black Lives Matter and the Trump administration, it’s no shocker that the two sides vociferously disagree on everything. Should they meet? Well, according to the co-founder of Black Lives...